Our local autism society hosts a free night at the zoo for autistic kids and their family once a year.
Consider if you will two musicians. One has a natural prodigy talent, the other does not. The Prodigy can pick up the violin and play a new piece of music perfectly the first time. The Non-Prodigy practices for hours and hours on the one piece, hundreds of repetitions, until the piece is played correctly. Then... Continue Reading →
For the past two years I have been using her interest and engagement with her shows to build vocabulary and to engage her off of the screens using laminated screenshots.
If you have a martyr complex, then I suppose In A Different Key may appeal to you. If you have dignity and believe in the dignity of all people, including autistics, read NeuroTribes.
There was something inherently wrong and fearful about my older children wanting to do things that I saw as baby things. Why?
The thing about blogs and social media is how selective you can be about what you share and what pictures show.
Before we started, Lady Bug didn't fight me on dressing her, but she was completely uninvolved and uninterested in what was happening to her body.
I don't know if you've heard about it yet, but a BBC tv nature show person released a 1 hour documentary where he "came out" as autistic/Asperger's (still an official diagnosis in Europe.) The time was split between talking about his own life and exploring "treatments" in the US for autism. He asked himself the... Continue Reading →
I was pleasantly surprised and while not perfect, in contrast to Social Skills, it is worth your time.
I read the above meme and thought about how familiar it sounded, and how it really does make it seem like directness is only pathologized in a society that doesn't actually value honesty. So it got me thinking